This is the new flower fairy that I have had in mind. I suddenly realized that although there are plenty of bluebells around now, they will probably be over quite soon.
She is off to my Etsy Shop. I was going to stop knitting fairies for a while, but was so pleased to have some sales, and three of my little girls have headed off to the States. For this fairy I have added a cream silk drawstring bag, which is hand embroidered. There are some more fairies in the pipeline, and I am in the middle of working out how to knit some little breeches for some boy fairies.
Her dress is a little different from the other fairies, and is bell-shaped like her flower, and I have sewn on her little hat, just to make sure she doesn't lose it.
Here she is in front of The Harebell Fairy poem by Cicely Mary Parker, which is what the bluebell is called in Scotland. There is also a Bluebell poem, but I don't have that book.
I don't often put pictures of myself on my blog, but I just love this one which was taken a few years ago of me and my children in a bluebell wood. I try to get us to skip through bluebells each spring, but it is getting harder and harder, as they get older and a bit more inhibited, so it is often just a nice country walk these days.
I have also been making some little pincushions, which are also going to head to my shop. I will probably put them all in a separate post, as there is a selection of flowers, but I thought I would give you a peek at the bluebell one.
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